on climate clear,
IPCC report says
Stockholm, September 27, 2013. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new assessment that concludes, the human influence on the climate system is clear and that this is evident in most regions of the globe. “It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century. The evidence for this has grown, thanks to more and better observations, an improved understanding of the climate system response and improved climate models, IPCC says in a press release.
→Summary for Policymakers
→The Final Draft of Report
Minimum sea ice extent
in Arctic Ocean
larger than last year
Boulder/Bremerhaven, September 19, 2013. The annual minimum sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean in September is on average around 5.1 million square kilometres this year. This is much more than last year that brought a negative record of 3,4 miillion square kilometres. Although we don´t have “horror news” like 2012, scientists warn that this does not signal a reversal in the trend.
→ National Ice and Snow Data Center, September 20, 2013
→ National Ice and Snow Data Center, October 3, 2013
EU observer status
in Arctic Council delayed
Ottawa, 15. Mai 2013. The eight member states of the Arctic Council confirmed their will to develop the Arctic as a “zone of peace and stability” and to solve all potential concflicts through cooperation. Six countries received observer status, but the decision on the EU application was deferred until the next ministerial meeting in two years. The Arctic Council states signed an Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic.
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